The title computer scientist can be applied to a wide range of computer professionals who usually design computers and the software that runs them, develop information technologies, and develop and adapt principles for applying computers to new uses. The IU Southeast Computer Science Department currently offers the following degree options:
Bachelor of Science with Information Systems Option
The information systems option prepares students seeking employment in business or industry or who may pursue a graduate degree in information systems. Within this option, the student may select courses that prepare them for careers in areas such as applications programming, business systems design and implementation, and information systems management.
Bachelor of Science with Science/Mathematics Option
The science/mathematics option prepares students seeking employment in the technical areas of computer applications or who may pursue a graduate degree in computer science. Within this option, the student may select courses that prepare them for careers in areas such as systems software design and implementation and scientific computing applications.
Each program recognizes the need to provide the understanding and knowledge of computer science appropriate for the varied careers available.
Abstract and formal reasoning
Programming language concepts
Knowledge of operating systems
Work independently and in teams
Advanced quantitative abilities
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Your major is not your career. Of course it can be.
A chemistry major can become a chemist, a history major can become an historian. But it is much more likely that your career choices will be enormously varied, and not tied to a specific major at all.
The 21st century workplace will challenge you to have many different jobs and most probably multiple careers. Your major will provide you a broad range of skills which will enable you to stay marketable in the fast-changing work world.
As you explore majors, be sure and take advantage of the following areas: college course bulletin, professors, upperclassmen, college alumni, family, friends and your Career Development Center Networking Program -- most importantly, don't panic! We're here to help.
In addition to the majors listed at the right, IU Southeast offers a number of certificate programs and academic minors to help students round out or expand their academic profile.
Learn more about our certificate programs and minors.